During Roche Realty Group’s annual Christmas party, Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. presented the original REALTORS® who started with the company back in 1992 awards for 20 years of dedication and achievement. “Lyne Bonneau, Jim Cahill, Nancy Clark, John Ganong, John Goodhue and Steven Preston were all so instrumental in the formation and startup of Roche Realty Group…through their commitment, loyalty and outstanding service the company was able to grow and prosper throughout the past 20 years into one of the leading, independently owned, real estate firms in New Hampshire.” Today the company includes 2 offices in Meredith and Laconia with 46 REALTORS® and 5-full time support personnel.
During the past year Roche Realty Group, Inc. produced gross sales of $80,000,000 which involved 305 unit sales throughout the Lakes Region and beyond. This resulted in a 17.3% increase in unit sales over the previous year and a 6% increase in gross sales volume over the previous year.
Since the peak of 2007 the company has seen a gradual increase in sales over the past three years indicating an upward trend in unit sales and sales volume. Sale prices have been lower than previous years however were seeing certain price points and certain asset classes such as beach rights, communities, condominiums and waterfront properties with increased activity. The national media likewise is pointing to increased real estate activity which is always encouraging in building confidence.
Everyone at Roche Realty Group, Inc. feels strongly that 2013 will become a breakout year because of the very attractive prices and opportunities out there plus the lowest interest rates in 45 years as a tailwind.